Russian Faberge gold (56) brooch. Made early by legendary Michael Perchin, who use to work later for Faberge, this brooch made in gold with original and simple design in Saint Petersburg, circa 1878-1886.
Of all the workmasters of Faberge, Michael Perchin is the most remarkable. He started life as a peasant, and by applying himself assiduously to the art and craft of goldsmithery in various unknown workshops, he learned enough to open his own workshop and later worked exclusively for Faberge.
Size: 2 3/4 inches or 68 mm. Total weight 4.2 gramms. Metal: Gold (56) Workmaster: "M.P." initials in Cyrillic. Condition: Worn in good condition, with normal surface wear. For more information, please look at all pictures we provide.
Michael Evlampievich Perchin (1860 - 1903), born in Petrozavodsk, Eastern Karelia, died in St. Petersburg. Perchin, Faberge's legendary workmaster, was head of the workshops from 1886 until his death.From 1886 he worked exclusively for Faberge. In seventeen years some 26 Imperial Easter Eggs were made under his supervision and established his fame. He made many cigarette cases, writing sets, bibelots of all kinds for the table. The pieces he made were rich quality of his work and every piece is the real thing. Every small object was perfectly executed, capable of impregnating the imagination of hundreds of people, the world over who delighted in seeing, handling, and enjoying. Perchin's mark in cyrillic is M.P.